November 19, 2007


Pakistan clashes 'leave 80 dead' (BBC, 11/19/07)

At least 80 people have been killed in sectarian clashes in a tribal area of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan over the past three days, officials said.

They said 11 soldiers were among those killed in the clashes between Shia and Sunni Muslims in Kurram agency.

The military's intervention in the tribal region has brought a lull in the fighting, officials said.

The area has a history of sectarian violence. In April, similar clashes left some 55 people dead.

No one yet cares to look at the central question in the region: can the modern world tolerate a territory with no sovereign to answer for its people?

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 19, 2007 10:36 AM
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